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German tax authorities raiding homes of ‘suspected’ evaders

•,Simon Black

You may recall, for example, the proposed EU regulations from 2010 which required all foods to be labeled by weight instead of count. A dozen eggs, for example, could no longer be labeled ‘one dozen’, but rather ’674 grams’.

This is the sort of genius that springs from a body of do-gooder bureaucrats who sole function is to impede the market. It is the embodiment of Ayn Rand’s famous quote:

“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed.”

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